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Sarlo announces the introduction of the Dirt Donkey Hydro Powered Wheelbarrow.

Discussion in 'Sponsor Announcements' started by Michael J. Donovan, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 4,677

    Sarlo Power Mowers, Inc. introduces the Dirt Donkey™, an innovative new, hydro-powered wheelbarrow.

    The Dirt Donkey eliminates the lifting, pushing and balancing of heavy loads common in traditional wheelbarrow operation.

    FORT MYERS, Florida – November 11, 2016 – Sarlo Power Mowers, Inc. is announcing the launch of their all-new, Dirt Donkey™ Hydro Powered Wheelbarrow.

    The Dirt Donkey features a hydro transmission for positive forward and reverse operation with no shifting. The Dirt Donkey is equipped with simple controls, articulating suspension and large ag-tread drive tires. Powered by a sturdy 190cc gas engine, Dirt Donkey travels over uneven, rough terrain with ease at ground speeds up to 5 mph. It requires no lifting, pushing or balancing of heavy loads.

    With a stable and balanced 4-point stance, low center of gravity and large 10 cu. ft. bed capacity, the Dirt Donkey easily carries loads weighing up to 500 Lbs. The low bed height minimizes lifting and makes for easy loading. The bed is balanced to enable emptying of heavy loads with minimal effort.

    Founded in 1935, Sarlo Power Mowers pioneered the high-wheel walk-behind mower. Sarlo is family-owned and the oldest lawn mower manufacturer in the United States under single ownership. The Dirt Donkey Hydro-Powered Wheelbarrow benefits from Sarlo’s experience in building outdoor power products and continues Sarlo’s more than 81-year tradition of innovation in American manufacturing. www.sarlomower.com.

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  2. fireball756

    fireball756 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    It's red, so it is faster than green
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  3. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,470

    Is there any way to get the Dirt Donkey with A GX Honda engine opposed to a Briggs. Also could electric start be incorporated ? I currently own a DR power wagon and don't care for the Briggs on it or it's overall long length . Really like the MuckTruck but they seem overpriced . Your lil unit looks handy and would like to see one in action.
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    Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 4,677

    I would contact them directly regarding this
  5. marksarlo

    marksarlo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    We still have a little while before we are ready for release, BUT:
    A GX engine option is a reasonable request and we will do what we can. Yes, there are plans for an electric start on the Briggs engine, The system is the in-Start. Our initial prototypes got lots of use, and we learned much. We have made lots of changes and are looking forward to getting them out to the market.
  6. groundscarepro

    groundscarepro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Im ready to buy one or two, please advise when they are ready.
  7. marksarlo

    marksarlo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for your interst in Dirt Donkey! We currently think we are about 4 weeks away from production. Will let you know if that changes.
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